Temple Isaiah is thrilled to announce a Chanukah celebration at Walnut Creek on Ice located at Civic Park- 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek on Thursday, December 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event will feature a Chanukah menorah candle-lighting, live Chanukah music, traditional Jewish “sufganiyot” jelly donuts and festive chocolate Chanukah “gelt” candy and dreidel giveaways for children.
Price is $11 per person to enter the rink, includes skates and parking is free. This event is open to the public and all are welcome.
About Chanukah: Chanukah (alternately spelled Hanukkah) meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah deeming it the “Festival of Lights”; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts); and special songs and games. For more information visit www.reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/hanukkah
About Temple Isaiah: Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County is an inclusive community of nearly 900 families, established over sixty years ago and proud member of the Union for Reform Judaism. Temple Isaiah’s mission is to embody, enhance and perpetuate our Jewish tradition by providing a welcoming spiritual home where the membership gathers to worship God, study Torah, engage in acts of Tikun Olam, participate in Jewish rituals and life cycle events, and experience the joy of being a part of a caring community. For more information visit www.temple-isaiah.org.
Posted on Tue, December 9, 2014
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